SIGHPC Systems Professionals



July 19, 2021 8am - 11am PT

Held in conjunction with

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 Quick Information

In order to meet the demands of high-performance computing (HPC) researchers, large-scale computational and storage machines require many staff members who design, install, and maintain these systems. These HPC systems professionals include system engineers, system administrators, network administrators, storage administrators and operations staff who face problems that are unique to high performance computing systems. While many conferences exist for the HPC field and the system administration field, none exist that focus on the needs of HPC systems professionals. Support resources can be difficult to find to help with the issues encountered in this specialized field. Often times, systems staff turn to the community as a support resource and opportunities to strengthen and grow those relationships are highly beneficial.

This Symposium is designed to share solutions to common problems, provide a platform to discuss upcoming technologies, and to present state of the practice techniques so that HPC centers will get a better return on their investment, increase performance and reliability of systems, and researchers will be more productive. Additionally, this Symposium is affiliated with the systems professionals' chapter of the ACM SIGHPC (SIGHPC SYSPROS Virtual ACM Chapter). This session would serve as an opportunity for chapter members to meet face-to-face, discuss the chapter's yearly workshop held at SC, and continue building our community's shared knowledge base. For more information, check out our upcoming activities.

 Archived presentations

Archived Presentations


Time (PDT)TitlePresenter
8:00-8:05amOpening remarks
  • John Blaas, NCAR
  • Matthew Cawood, TACC
  • 8:05-8:45am HPC Journey to the cloudJohn Finigan, UC Denver
    8:45-9:25amOpen Storage Network
  • Kevin Coakley, SDSC
  • Jim Culbert, MGHPCC
  • John Goodhue MGHPCC
  • 9:25-10:00amBiFrost Ethernet: Multihome and EVPNBen Matthews, NCAR
    10:30-10:50amOpen Discussion / Questions
    10:50-11:00amClosing Remarks
  • John Blaas, NCAR
  • Matthew Cawood, TACC
  •  Organizing Committee

    John BlaasNCAR
    Matthew CawoordTACC
    Jenett TillotsonNCAR
    Brian HaymoreUniversity of Utah
    Stephen Lien HarrellTACC
    Andy HowardMicrosoft

     Contact Information

    If you need to contact us, send email to SIGHPC SYSPROS.